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Late Summer in Occidental California

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A trip to Occidental is high on many weekend travel lists of northern Californians, whether just a short jaunt for those living in Sonoma county or a destination for those living further away.  The area boasts gorgeous scenery, good eats, and precious time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The added appeal to gardeners this August is a chance to stock your fall and winter garden with an incredible collection of seedlings and also visit one the best loved ornamental plant collections in northern California.

A major fundraiser for the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, this is where you want to be as you get ready to grow one of your most delicious and diverse winter gardens ever.  The sale takes place Saturday and Sunday, August 18th and 19th, just a half mile from downtown Occidental.

Volunteers tending the gardens at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. Photo: OAEC

Your purchases also help support a wonderful organization that curates and propagates a diverse plant and seed collection of over 3,000 varieties. of heirloom, open-pollinated annuals, and over 1,000 varieties of edibl...

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